SysMan Newsletters

Every month, the SysMan Team publishes newsletters about things going on with the Systems Management @ Penn State service and its implementation of IBM BigFix. Here is the archive:

2017

January 2017

In this issue: "We've reorganized so many times, we're now one of our own subsidiaries..."; "Windows just keeps getting better and better (lol)..."; "Of course we have the time and interest to spy on you..."; "Take the updates, leave the MIR..."; "We call our printers Bob Marley because they always be jamming..."; Upcoming Training and Events; Infrastructure IssuesRead more...

2016

December 2016

In this issue: Happy Xmas (Work Is Over); Do You Hear What I Hear?; SysMan Got Run Over by the SLT Read more...

November 2016

In this issue: SMUG Alert!; Refreshingly Bad; Keyless Entry; "Can You Say That With Me? 'Adoooobe...'"; "Who is it?" "No, it's Who Am I?"; SysMan Training; Software Sharing Updates; Infrastructure Issues Read more...

October 2016

In this issue: The night He logged in..."; "You're gonna need a bigger download cache..."; "One thing about installing Adobe I never could stomach... all the damn re-serialization..."; "We have such sights to show you..."; Upcoming Training & Events; Software Sharing Updates Read more...

September 2016

In this issue: Mac Build Key Update; PSU Wireless Update; Software Sharing Updates; Infrastructure Updates Read more...

August 2016

In this issue: "I'm starting with the man-in-the-middle"; Software Sharing Updates; Infrastructure Updates Read more...

July 2016

In this issue: "We finally caught one!"; PokeMac; Software Sharing Updates; Infrastructure Updates Read more...

June 2016

In this issue: "Guess we got it good... if that's as bad as it gets!"; "Patch On, State!"; Now Known as "The Vigilante" (This Stings); "The Walrus Said"; Software Sharing Updates; Infrastructure Updates Read more...

May 2016

In this issue: CSMT Survey; SMUG Alert!; Upcoming Training; Software Sharing Updates; Infrastructure Updates Read more...

April 2016

In this issue: 99 Problems (But a Login Ain't One); SMUG Alert!; SysMan DIY; Mac Build Key Tool; Software Sharing Updates; Infrastructure Issues  Read more...

April 1, 2016

In this issue: SysMan: State Patty's Party; SysMan: State Patty's---The Day After Read more...

March 2016

In this issue: Windows 10 (Things I Hate About You); SysMan Wars: Episode VII - The Computer Awakens; The FBI Will Be Happy: SysMan Provides Apple Key; Installing BigFix: So Easy, Even a Mac User Can Do It... Now!; "This One Goes Out to All You MacAdmins Who Bought a MacBook Pro Retina... And Only Use The Terminal"; SysMan Training; Software Sharing Updates; Infrastructure Issues Read more...

February 2016

In this issue: Windows 10 Build Key; BigFix 9.2.7; Tidbits; SysMan Training; Software Sharing Updates; Infrastructure Issues Read more...

January 2016

In this issue: A special edition. Read more...

2015

December 2015

In this issue: Airing of Grievances; Feats of Strength. Read more...

November 2015

In this issue: SMUG 12/15; BigFix née BigFix; Office 64-bit? Just Install Office 32-bit Twice; OSX Capitán, My Capitán; SysMan Training; Software Sharing Updates; Infrastructure Issues. Read more...

October 2015

In this issue: "So... what's for dessert?"; "You weren't supposed to help her..."; "I just asked you to do one thing, to stay awake..."; "They're all going to laught at you!"; "In order to deploy, you must first understand..." Read more...

October 21, 2015

In this issue: "It's your density. I mean, your destiny."; "You want a fixlet, pal, you're gonna pay for it!"; "My god. Do you know what this means? It means that these damn articles don't work at all!"; "That's the power of love..." Read more...

September 2015

In this issue: SysMan Tools; Help Request; Office 2016 for Mac; OS X El Capitan Released; Software Sharing Updates Read more...

August 2015

In this issue: Infrastructure Updates; Build Key Updates; System Driver Tasks; MacAdmins Resources; SysMan Training; Software Sharing Updates; Infrastructure Issues Read more...

July 2015

In this issue: Join Us Now!; OS X Software Updates; 2FA Enabled; SysMan Training; Software Sharing Updates; Infrastructure Issues Read more...

June 2015

In this issue: SMUG15 Recap; 2FA Coming Soon; Endpoint Protection; SYSMAN203; SysMan Training; Software Sharing Updates; Infrastructure Issues Read more...

May 2015

In this issue: Potential Fix for DCE Logins; Gimme an Account Now!; Adobe Issues; Chill Out; Free Food!; SysMan Training; Software Sharing Updates; Infrastructure Issues Read more...

April 2015

In this issue: Good Luck, James; Free Food!; Stop Punching My Face; Whoa, IBM Actually Fixed Something?; SysMan Training; Software Sharing Updates; Infrastructure Issues Read more...

April 1, 2015

In this issue: I'd Rather Be In Vegas; Personnel Issues; Of Course We Test... Now; Bye Bye, Build Key; Free Training; Free Software; Free From Responsibility Read more...

March 2015

In this issue: BigFun: Vegas Vacation; The Ghost Of Future Upgrades' Past; We Didn't Have To Copy-Paste The KB Numbers For This Article; Free Training; Free Software; Free From Responsibility Read more...

February 2015

In this issue: "May I say that I have not thoroughly enjoyed serving with Humans? I find their illogic and foolish emotions a constant irritant"; "Fascinating..."; "Your logic was impeccable, Captain. We are in grave danger."; "Captain, you almost make me believe in luck"; "I would cite regulation, but I know you would simply ignore it." Read more...

January 2015

In this issue: Rescue 911; Power Profile Updates; Yosemite and BESAgent: A Love Story; SysMan Training; Software Sharing Updates; Infrastructure Issues Read more...

Last Updated January 31, 2017